Why would an engineer want to work at a mental health company?
February 4, 2016
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
With seemingly every company searching for the top talent while Dev Bootcamps pump out new developers in troves, it is a fair question. Why would a mental health company be your best move? It’s simple: our mission is to improve mental health for all. Since everyone has a mind and it is an area that has not seen true innovation in 30 years this is an opportunity to truly make an enormous positive impact on the world by disrupting a stagnant industry.
At Prevail, we believe whole heartedly in the mantra of doing good by doing well. Our Founder and CEO, Richard Gengler, sums it up nicely:
“In an era where fiscal issues often dominate and there is a seemingly an ever-decreasing number of available health professionals and resources, the status quo is not sustainable and simply has to change!”
There is a glaring need for technology to fill the significant gaps in mental health care and Prevail has built a validated solution. You would be joining an extremely passionate, dedicated, driven team that is defining the future right here and right now. You would be contributing to a solution that has been built in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, validated in multiple, gold-standard, clinical trials and independently evaluated by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. Prevail has been delivering nationally to the largest integrated health system in America, the Veterans Health Administration, driving better outcomes while containing costs.
Of the thousands of users, 94% would suggest it to friends based on an AHRQ evaluation. Prevail achieves a level of committed usage that is unprecedented in the mental health world.
We focus on the result. You will be pushed. You will learn fast. You will iterate quickly. You will pick yourself up and try another strategy. We use Ruby on Rails.
The culture at Prevail is one that can’t be topped. Casual dress and a laidback working environment allow our talented employees to focus on driving outcomes and creatively achieving. We gather together as a team at the end of each week for what has become known as “Grateful Friday”. The team shares in the wins of the week over a beverage – beers! And we reflect on the fact that our hard work and dedication is helping to improve people’s lives and make a significant impact on our world.
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